Pentagon Plans 20,000 New Jobs
President Barack Obama's Defense Department plans to create 20,000 new government jobs to help revamp the way it buys more than $100 billion of weapons each year, the Pentagon's No. 2 official told Congress.
The Pentagon also plans to tie more contract fee structures to performance and make deals spanning multiple years only when "real, substantial" savings result to taxpayers, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn told the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.
Lynn said the planned workforce growth would take place over the coming five years. Included would be more than 9,000 jobs at two Pentagon agencies that audit and manage contracts for everything from bullets to bombs to bread rolls.
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